RCW227 Chevron Stencil
Late Night Scrapbooking

TCW228: Herringbone Stencil

Welcome to Stencil-a-Palooza!  Several days a week for the next month or so I'll be featuring one of my eighteen stencil designs for The Crafter's Workshop!  Each post comes with a giveaway.  Leave a comment answering the question-of-the-day and you might be the winner of that day's featured stencil in both 6x6 and 12x12!  Comments will remain open on this post for seventy-two hours.  The winner will be announced after that.  In the meantime, if you'd like to purchase any of the stencils there are many in-person and online shops to choose from (including my own little online shop).  See a complete list here.

Meet TCW228 Herringbone:

It looks somewhat similar the chevron stencil that I posted yesterday:

But there are a few noticeable differences that I thought we could discuss:

  • The chevron stencil is a series of pointed shapes stacked on each other.  The herringbone stencil is a series of off-set diagonal lines.
  • The chevron stencil is dense.  The herringbone stencil has a more airy quality because of the spaces between the herringbones.
  • The chevron stencil was designed to create an overall pattern.  The herringbone stencil was designed to create either an overall pattern or a single  stripe.
  • You can easily piece together a chevron background with the chevron stencil.  I'm not sure how you'd piece together a herringbone background since the pieces are disconnected.  So the chevron stencil is better for any sort of paper piecing.

A lot of people think of stencils as having to be used with paint or ink, but you can use many other materials.  Today I have a quick and fun tutorial for you on how to make these cool glittered circle embellishments.

I've used them here on a layout:

And to make this cute and quick card...

...I simply punched the butterflies from some completed circles.

Lots of different possibilities with this technique!  Check out the video to see the how-to!

Of course, you can get inky with this stencil:

To win both the 6x6 and 12x12 versions of the Herringbone Stencil, answer the Question of the Day:

Who do you know who rocks stencils?  Leave a link to that person's blog/flickr/etc.

Just a reminder: To be eligible to win, you must post your comment in the comment section of this blog post.  You cannot post on Facebook or by replying to the e-mail (if you subscribe) in your inbox.  The reason for this is that I pick a winner via "random number generator" so I need a single list of comments.

Thanks for stopping by!